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Visa Information Chart

Visa Classification Description of Visa UT Employment Independent Contractor Honorariam UT Scholarship and Fellowship UW Prize or Award Travel Reimbursement
B-1 Visitor for Business No No Yes with restrictions1 No No Yes
WB Visa Waiver for Business No No Yes with restrictions1 No No Yes
B-2 Visitor for Tourism No No Yes with restrictions2 No No Yes with restrictions2
WT Visa Waiver Tourist No No Yes with restrictions2 No No Yes with restrictions2
F-1
Sponsored by UT
Student Yes No Yes with restrictions3 Yes Yes Yes
F-1
Not Sponsored by UT
Student Yes No Yes with
 restrictions4
Yes Yes Yes
H1-B and O-1
Sponsored by UT
Temporary Worker in Specialty Occupation Yes with restrictions4 No Yes with
 restrictions5
No Yes Yes
H1-B and O-1
Not Sponsored by UT
Temporary Worker in Specialty Occupation No No No No No Yes
J-1 Scholar
Sponsored by UT
Exchange Visitor
(Scholar)
Yes Yes with
 restrictions3
Yes with restrictions3 No Yes Yes with restrictions3
J-1 Scholar
Not Sponsored by UT
Exchange Visitor
(Scholar)
Yes with restrictions3 Yes with
 restrictions4
Yes with
 restrictions4
No Yes Yes with
 restrictions4
J-1 Student
Sponsored by UT
Exchange Visitor
(Student)
Yes No Yes with restrictions3 Yes Yes Yes with restrictions3
J-1 Student
Not Sponsored by UT
Exchange Visitor
(Student)
Yes with restrictions4 No Yes with
 restrictions4
Yes with
 restrictions4
Yes with
 restrictions4
Yes with
 restrictions4
TN
Sponsored by UT
Trade NAFTA Yes No Yes with
 restrictions5
No Yes Yes
TN
Not Sponsored by UT
Trade NAFTA No No No No No Yes

1 NRA must be engaged in usual academic activity or activities for nine days or less at UT and not have been paid or reimbursed by more than five other U.S. institutions or organizations during the preceding six months.  Travel expenses may be reimbursed for a reasonable period of time beyond the nine days.
2 NRA must be engaged in usual academic activity or activities for nine days or less at UT and not have been paid or reimbursed by more than five other U.S. institutions or organizations during the preceding six months.  If rule is exceeded, NRA cannot be paid honorarium or reimbursed for travel expenses.
3 Requires written authorization from International Education Office at UT campus.
4 Requires written authorization from International Education Office at sponsoring university.
5 Honorarium payment must be for work relevant to primary position at UT.